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HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 reviews of HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and multifunction are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good reviews, but there are some negative opinions about the paper handling and reliability.

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reliability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and multifunction. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the noise. Many are critical about the paper handling and reliability.

price, usability, performance, multifunction, size

reliability, paper handling

54% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP All-in-one Photosmart C4280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the multifunction and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the noise.

price, performance, usability, multifunction

noise

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

HP Photosmart C4280

 

HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One

The HP Photosmart C4280 multifunction printer is inexpensive; it has fast text-print speeds, inexpensive ink cartridges for users who rarely print, and built-in memory card slots.

Print quality needs improvement; slow photo prints; no PictBridge port; can't initiate a print-all-photos task in standalone mode; can't edit photos on all-in-one; LCD makes it hard to judge photos.

HP tries to offer the most basic users an inexpensive all-in-one with the Photosmart C4280 multifunction printer, but we find that for roughly the same price, you can get an all-in-one with more compelling features and better print quality.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Robertson (mymac.com)

HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One Printer

 

I remember hearing once, long before computers became so popular, that they would become so fast and powerful, with a storage capacity and connectivity, that we would essentially live in a paperless world. And so here we are today, in a world dominated...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart C4280 All-In-One

 

An excellent family multifunction

Great scan quality, cost efficient

Small LCD screen, some printing issues

The HP Photosmart C4280 provides home users with an affordable and convenient multifunction. While there are some minor problems with photo quality, the C4280 is an excellent choice for all-purpose printing.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Photosmart C4280

 

Great scan quality, cost efficient

Small LCD screen, some printing issues

The HP Photosmart C4280 provides home users with an affordable and convenient multifunction. While there are some minor problems with photo quality, the C4280 is an excellent choice for all-purpose printing.

Jun, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One

 

An HP all-in-one with colour screen, at an incredible price - too good to be true? Simon finds out.

The Photosmart C4280 has a lot going for it. It's compact, easy-to-use, doesn't cost that much to run and produces above-average print quality, relatively quickly. Where it scores over its main competitors, though, is in having a colour LCD display...

Nov, 2007

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Zoe Mutter (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP PhotoSmart C4280 multifunction photo printer

 

The HP PhotoSmart C4280 lives up to its moniker being both a smartly designed model in its clean-looking grey and white casing, as well as an adept photo printer.

The PhotoSmart C4280 is slow to scan at 300dpi and 1,200dpi, but the quality of colour is most impressive. Only the lack of a PictBridge port made it just miss out on the Best Buy award.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

HP Photosmart C4280

 

HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One

The HP Photosmart C4280 multifunction printer is inexpensive; it has fast text-print speeds, inexpensive ink cartridges for users who rarely print, and built-in memory card slots.

Print quality needs improvement; slow photo prints; no PictBridge port; can't initiate a print-all-photos task in standalone mode; can't edit photos on all-in-one; LCD makes it hard to judge photos.

HP tries to offer the most basic users an inexpensive all-in-one with the Photosmart C4280 multifunction printer, but we find that for roughly the same price, you can get an all-in-one with more compelling features and better print quality.

May, 2007

Expert review by (channel5.com)

HP Photosmart C4280

 

HP Photosmart C4280 is an all-in-one product from Hewlett-Packard. It comes in cream with a grey lid and an input tray. Its measurements are 42 cm x 26 cm x 16 cm when the input tray is hidden. Operating systems supported by this product are MS Windows...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (macworld.co.uk)

HP PhotoSmart C4280

 

Multifunction Printers offer impressive print quality, and require less space than a separate scanner, printer and fax. Macworld takes a look at six of the best.

Very low price, good performance and build quality, good print quality

Large photo prints suffer from some banding, small ink cartridges will prove costly when printing large volumes of photos

At this price, the C4280 is certainly something of a bargain. However, it's probably best suited for use as a general-purpose office printer rather than specifically as a photo-printer.

May, 2008

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

HP Photosmart C4280

 

This All In One product is small and when closed will probably be inoffensive enough to get past the lady of the houses ‘lounge patrol'.

The is cream with a grey lid and input tray. This is a four ink (two cartridge) solution. The dimensions are 42x26x16cm when closed the front folds down to form the paper input tray and this adds 15cm to the 26cm depth when A4 paper is stored in it...

Sep, 2007

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